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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Brazilian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
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1901 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103
1901 John F Kennedy BoulevardUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19103
$$$Brazilian Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Brazilian Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
South American Restaurant
Steak House
Banquet Hall
Meeting Room
Conference Center
Today 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PMSaturday 4:30 – 10:00 PMSunday 4:00 – 9:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Chima provides the best restaurant experience in Philadelphia. Great for business meetings, banquets, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and any one-of-a-kind experience.
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Gauchos deliver all-you-can-eat meats at this modern-looking Brazilian eatery with a salad bar.- Google
"Salad bar was incredible..Service was the worst."
"I was expecting a lot more for the price been to better eateries for a lot less."
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Cindy Luu
6 months ago
Service was good. Had two servers that was attentive and helpful. It's mothers day, so the place was packed. Food was good, the salmon and swordfish was a little overcooked but everything else was good. Drinks were great. If anything, come during a slower day and you'll get served faster but service here was still better then other places.
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persephone rose
3 months ago
Here's what you want to know: Chima or Fogo. Answer: leaps and bounds!!!! #TEAMFOGOdeCHAO This place was not my cup of tea, hence 1 or -1 star. If you are looking for the short version of this rating here it is: Chima is a wannabe. Very average food, overpriced, and crappy service. Take your money to Fogo and enjoy your dinner. If you want deets on why Chima blows, read on. Hostess/Waitress/Service Just bad. First, the hostess and at least my waitress Emily had an AT-TI-TUDE, One of those, "I work at a restaurant in CC and you are supposed to care" attitudes. She ran through the rodizio process and how it works ( cuts of meat, salad bar, red stop sign and green signal) at lightening speed. Two of us had been to this type of restaurant and two of my party had not. So I took the liberty of slowly explaining it to to our party members so a human being could actually process the information. From the beginning she kinda seemed like we were bothering her at work. (Which is ironic because she was at work) Not a big deal, but a little annoying. There's more about the hostess, but I don't even want to bother with her.... Salad bar The salad bar was blah at best. I did like the vegetable cream soup and some of the cheese offerings, otherwise it was nothing special. As a matter of fact I was a little annoyed that there were wedges of iceberg lettuce (presumably for wedge salad), but not crumbled blue cheese or other fixins to make a wedge salad.. Disappointing, but not a huge deal. There were some other things you would find at a very AVERAGE salad bar. Think Ruby Tuesdays salad bar and add smoked salmon. I may not be giving its due, but the point is---you've had better at a boardwalk casinos buffet. But who cares about salad at a steak house. Next... The Meats/fish Just...BOOOO!!!! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING SPECIAL at all. The ribs were over sauced (presumably to hide the fatty, low quality underneath), the other cuts were tough and flavorless (mine were medium in can order your meats according to your temperature so maybe order it raw?). The prime rib was the worst. Dry tasteless, just not worth the $$$$. The salmon and swordfish were okay at best. I didn't finish either. I think the best thing about the fish were the sauces. Just yuck. I didn't try the chicken offerings, because I was just ready to go. The check Not a bad check. And although I only saw Emily 3-4 times in 2 1/2 hours, we were set to give our usual 20% gratuity. We asked Emily to split the check, because the couple we were with wanted to pay via credit card. We split the check in half $93.51 cash, and 93.51 on the know-even Steven. Well Ms. Emily came back and told us Chima does not take coins. Huh???? She said there is no place to put them? So she gave back the $.51 added it to the credit card. Whaaaatttt??? That's perplexing... I asked Emily what happens if a person were to pay in cash only for a check that included change. For example $55.28. Do you know what she told me? She said they "round it up". HUH??????? What???? So now I'm pissed. Your restaurant doesn't want to deal with change so you "round it up"????? First of all, IFFFFFFF she didn't just make that up---CHIMA is ridiculous and obnoxious (which I told her). But the good news is, I really DON'T believe that's the policy. I think that was EMILY's policy. The restaurant does not take change? I believe she lied. I think she was being dismissive. I think she was being all "this is an exclusive restaurant and we don't do change". And that's a bunch of BS. Chima is a CHAIN restaurant, hence Ms Donalds and freaking Sizzler (which I've had better food at back in the 1990's, lol). Just because the address is downtown, and you get to overcharge and dress your wait staff in black button down tops and pants---DOES NOT MAKE YOU EXCLUSIVE).
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yvette burch
3 months ago
The food was delicious and the service was great. But after me and 3 of my co-workers paid the bill. We continue to talk about another 20 minutes or so. Two of us was still drinking our cocktails. That's when our waiter asked we could move to another table. One of us said, are you kicking us out and she still was finishing her glass of wine. So after you pay your bill be prepare to be kicked out. We all were outraged! !! And to top it off we left a generous tip. Not happy at all! !!
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Kyle Wyatt
6 months ago
Loved it!!! Went last night for my first time for my Wife birthday and the staff was very helpful, kind and respectful. The prices were definitely reasonable for a nice sophisticated establishment. My first experience will definitely have me come back faithfully and definitely will recommend Chima's to others!!!
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Joe Croll
in the last week
Meat being delivered to your table on a platter? Awesome!
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Ionut Stefanescu-Sturz
a month ago
Good meats, but a bit pricey. Skip the salad bar for a better value, or go for it if that's your style (it's a great salad bar, BTW).
Eve C
3 months ago
The salad bar was not bad. If you dont need a whole lot of meat, order just salad bar is a pretty good value. The salmon was very good, but the steak was very tough.
Justin Meyers
5 months ago
A little bit pricey but the food is really good, I went there one night and the server was busy didn't explain how works really well but the Brazilian guy from the salad bar was really nice and explains everything to us


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