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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

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139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2142
+1 704-601-4141
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Easter dinner at Chima (say "she-ma") yesterday and even my 72 year old very hard to please mother loved it. From the massive salad bar to nearly every meat imaginable to dessert and cappuccino, the meal and the service left absolutely nothing wanting. Sean and Rose (and others) took great care of us making us a very special... More 

Thank Joyseats
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went at 7:15 pm and it was perfect food, service . By 8:0pm was very crowded. but still there was good flow of service and constantly bringing different meats to the tables. The salad bar was very good ,fresh and maintain clean. The different meat cuts were perfectly done. Recommended!,Best...

Thank luisc400
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for my friend's wedding. While the food was superb and quite enjoyable, I got skipped over for some portions which was annoying. The wait people were good, but they sped about a bit too much. The Sweet tea was excellent, as were the tiny portion of mashed potatoes. A little more attentiveness would have given them the... More 

Thank Rob M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner. He got the full experience, I got the salad bar. It was clean, the wait staff was fabulous, and neither of us were the least bit disappointed! Best meal we've had in a while!

Thank Laural C
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to 3 Brazilian steakhouses in 3 different cities: Las Vegas, Nashville, and Charlotte. Chima surpasses the others by far! The food is great, the atmosphere is friendly, yet upscale. We came for a friend's rehearsal dinner and also for my son's birthday. Both experiences here have been fabulous. The service is fantastic, the meat selection (and taste!)... More 

Thank Terra C
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Made reservations over a week in advance for my fiancé and my birthday dinner. 2 days apart. So having been to Brazilian steakhouse before I knew what to expect. To start, Daniel our server was excellent. Couldn't have asked for better. The salad bar was ok, but the meat cuts were great. Sirloin and all lamb choices were excellent. We... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We celebrated my grandsons 13th birthday dinner here. The staff were all wonderful. We were greeted at the door by Chima Ambassador Tony. He was very friendly & knowledgeable and very helpful as this was my first time here and I was first to arrive. He ordered a table to be set up for us even though we didn't have... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

most the meat tasted good. By far the best was beef rib but it only came by twice despite asking 5 times (and being there for 2 hours). We took a break half way through and after that no one came back to serve us! In the last 50mins we only got 2 visits from the guy with cheap sausage... More 

Thank Pdizzledazzle
New Lenox, Illinois
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Went here for a birthday dinner with family. It was delicious. The cream/puree vegetable soup was the best ever...don't pass it up. Sides I had were great from the salad bar. Lots of choices. I enjoyed every bite of beef I had. Servers were great. Didn't have too much of the sides (little rolls, mashed potatoes - they were kind... More 

Thank Holly S
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I have been to Chima in Charlotte a dozen times, I love the place and go whenever I am in Charlotte. It is a high end version of a Brazilian Steakhouse, the salad bar is phenomenal, salad is perhaps not the right term with endless Smoked Salmon, prosciutto, cheese and a full selection of salad components plus about ten pre-made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$54
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2142
  • Public Transportation: On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-601-4141
Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th and Tryon, just a few blocks from Belk Theater, Over street Mall and the Bobcats Arena.Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge. Private rooms available for up to 150 guests

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?