Chima Steakhouse

Chima Steakhouse

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Hours
Sun
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,098.00 – ₹4,773.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant have live music
About
Located on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. The Fort Lauderdale location provides a chic dining experience from the minute you step foot into the captivating courtyard. The outside bar and courtyard provide an escape from the traditional happy-hour scene with our exceptional drink specials.
PRICE RANGE
₹3,098.00 – ₹4,773.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,181 reviews
Excellent
774
Very good
284
Average
75
Poor
26
Terrible
22
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

ricardo b
Hollywood526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
f you have been to Texas de Brazil or any of the Brazilian churrasquerias, then you know what this is all about. What sets this place apart from the other ones I’ve been to is the setting: high end with a beautiful contemporary entrance. You park right in Las Olas boulevard, east of all the restaurants and between one of the many canals that make this area known as the Venice oof Fort Lauderdale. As you walk in, you notice three flame features on one side and three water features on the other side. Walk a bit further and you get a big inside yard with a door on one side. The door is your way in to the restaurant. Once side, the feel is elegant, modern, high end. Our waiter Lucio was excellent: attentive, always on top of our drinks and making sure we had everything we needed. Before the servers come around with the different meats, you can go to a big center serving area which has an assortment of cold cuts: prosciutto, sorpressata, assorted cheeses, vegetables and the most delicious Waldorf salad ever! I went back for the salad 4 times!! As part of the meal, the bring you little cheese bread rolls, fried polenta that resemble thick yuca fries, mash potatoes and fried plantains. Expensive but well worth it, specially in cool days and nights because you can actually hangout outside, under big trees that are lighted up at night.
Written 20 January 2020
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Cinlenzi
Thanks for the positive review. We appreciate it.
Written 13 February 2020
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Doug F
Middletown630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Chima is a very popular restaurant in the area. However, because it is so popular, avoid Chima on the holidays. The crowds are very large. Normally, the food is excellent, the service is outstanding, and the atmosphere is more subdued. On Valentine's Day, the food was still excellent, the service was less attentive, and the atmosphere was loud. First, we made our reservations a few weeks prior to Valentine's Day. The Valentine's Day Special was nice but slightly higher in price than expected. We were greeted by the staff and quickly seated, despite, the restaurant being crowded and there was a wait to be seated. Thanks for reservations. We had a table for two with ample room between the tables. After quite a long time, our server appeared and introduced himself. While waiting we took our plates from the salad bar. Subsequent to this visit to us, we did not see him too often, about twice. Once to see if we were satisfied and another time so we can order our sodas. We were not asked if we wanted refills for our sodas. Also, we were not asked if we wanted tea or coffee. To be accurate, we had two servers working s a team. One of the servers attended us for the beginning of the meal and the other served us the latter part of the dinner. Unfortunately, neither took care of us during the middle of the meal. Lastly, the noise level was extremely loud and not subdued and romantic. Valentine's Day was more of a wedding or birthday party than a romantic interlude. In fairness, some of the negatives were not the fault of Chima, but more the result of the large crowd. However, the service should not have been compromised by the size of the crowd. When we left Chima, there was still a groups of people waiting to be seated and more arriving. Avoid Chima on the holidays. Celebrate a day or two earlier or later if there is a holiday special on those days.
Written 18 February 2020
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Cinlenzi
Hi there, thanks for sharing your experience dining with us on Valentine's Day. I'll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!
Written 12 March 2020
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Javoriva
Zagreb1062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
Not our first time here, so our expectations were high. Usually we come always on my Birthday (from Europe!). The food was great as always - heaven for meat lovers, I always try not to eat too much of salads, but it is difficult to resist with so much variety. My absolute favourites: Angus Picanha and Ribeye, and pineapple as dessert. Always prepared to perfection, well-seasoned and succulent; simply delicious. The service this time was not as great as the food was, in any case not even close to what we have remembered. We made a reservation for table, but we had to wait 15/20 minutes to get it. Not a good start but relatively understandable because of the time of the year and popularity of the place. However, the ladies managing the reservations could have been friendlier, nothing in particular but the attitude was kind of “ooh you are so lucky to be here so you can wait”. Our waitress was polite, not necessarily helpful in trying to convince us of her suggestion for wine. Which was kind of strange because we had already decided by ourselves what we wanted, which was nice Ribera del Duero, while she tried to persuade us to take Rioja instead - because people love it. We didn't see the point/reason for it. In any case, we might be little bit spoiled by our numerous previous experiences so for sure we are coming back.
Written 27 January 2020
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Cinlenzi
Hi Ivana, thanks for the positive review. I'll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!
Written 13 February 2020
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JSuth2000
Delray Beach591 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
A Brazilian steakhouse is pretty self explanatory. I find that Chima has the right mix of ambiance and quality of food to give it a 5-star rating. Great for a special occasion they have an amazing outdoor space/patio where you can enjoy drink. Inside the choices are plentiful. All of the meat selections are high quality off of the rotisserie. Lamb and steaks are the best. The salad bar is great. I feel like the price is very reasonable for what you get between the food quality and experience. Also dont forget about the grilled pineapple. Bomb.
Written 17 January 2020
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Cinlenzi
Thank you for your excellent review. We greatly appreciate it.
Written 13 February 2020
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Natasha__365
Fort Lauderdale48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
The family had a great dinner at Chima, which served up excellent cuts of meat, as well as impeccable sides. The dinner biscuits are to die for. I'm not a salad bar kind of girl, but this "salad/side dish bar" was pretty great. Great service too.
Written 4 January 2020
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Cinlenzi
That's great to hear Natasha! Thanks for the five-star review. We truly appreciate it.
Written 13 February 2020
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RJB1215
Fort Lauderdale3370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
Enjoyed our dining experience at Chima. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding! The approach to serving the various meats and methods was so incredibly different. Chima followed COVID-19 protocol and would not allow patrons to serve themselves from the extensive selection of salad bar items. The seafood salad, and various accoutrements for sides was awesome. The salad bar was always accessible and plentiful. The meat, chicken, shrimp and salmon selections from the servers were also well prepared. The filet Mignon was our favorite. I have to say the salmon was OK, not great. The warm cheese and drizzled honey was very tasty. The smaller sampler desert (Brazilian Trio) was just the right amount to share. The atmosphere was great especially the outside area that included a small ensemble band. Valet parking is $7. The text parking feature was well received. Well worth it. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will return.
Written 14 March 2021
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Chima S
Hi RJ, thanks for the positive review. We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit!
Written 27 April 2021
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Yvennette S
Miami76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 family
My experience at Chima was really nice. I went there on Sunday November 3rd 2019 with my family for my birthday. My parents enjoyed their food and a lot of the servers were Haitians so they were able to communicate with my parents which was a plus. Our 5 kids were there as well and we didn’t get treated poorly so that’s a plus. Sometimes people get treated poorly when the kids starts yelling and screaming but it appears that they didn’t mind. Gratuity is included in the meals. I couldn’t take pictures since my toddlers we’re driving me crazy.
Written 9 March 2020
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Cinlenzi
Hi Yvennette, thanks for the wonderful review. We really appreciate your feedback.
Written 12 March 2020
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Taha
Fort Lauderdale2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
They have open reservations and I made a reservation at 8 o’clock on a Sunday. We got served only 2 times of 2 different meats and we kept requesting for more and never got any more other than 2 more times of pineapple! We spent $500 and left there not even full or satisfied. We kept requesting for more and they did not even care and we’re only cleaning the kitchen. If they close at 9 o’clock why have reservations up to 8:30pm??? What are people suppose to eat within hour or a half an hour when you charge $63 a person??? This is very unacceptable and I will post this on all social medias to make sure everyone know about my experience so that no one places any reservations past 8 o’clock as that is messed up and a waist of money!
Written 18 June 2022
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Maureen K
Bristol389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
Try to come once a year when we are down here and it is awesome every time. Food hot and delicious, brought anything you asked for,very attentive. I was nervous eating inside due to the pandemic but the tables were well spaced and you told them want you wanted from the salad bar, you couldn’t get it yourself. Very comforting for a person as nervous as me about covid. Can’t wait to come back next year.
Written 4 March 2021
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Chima S
Hi Maureen, thanks for being a returning guest and for your great review! We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.
Written 27 April 2021
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lakohls
Queensbury64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
We visited for Happy Hour and really enjoyed outside courtyard for drinks. Looked over the Happy Hour menu and decided to return for dinner. Sounded like an interesting experience as it is an all inclusive plan with multiple types of meat brought to the table. We did enjoy several options from the salad bar (which was plated for you by. the server due to COVID restrictions) including - fresh mozzarella, seafood medley and cucumbers & salmon. The costumed meat carvers were impressive and delivered multiple selections. We enjoyed the Braised Beef - very tender, Apple Bacon wrapped filet, Skirt Steak. The Pulled Pork, Cajun Steak and Shrimp were all a little too spicy for our taste. But my favorite was actually the Grilled Pineapple - asked for seconds! Fried Banana was also enjoyable, but the mashed potatoes were overbeaten and gluey. Interesting, but a pricey experience for dinner. We are more likely to return for Happy Hour, but probably not dinner.
Written 20 April 2021
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Chima S
Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!
Written 27 April 2021
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lccasey67
Rhode Island140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I loved it! The young men at the outside bar, Dillon and Victor, I think, started us off with fun conversation and super delicious capirinhas. My husband had been to Chima the night before with colleagues from his conference and he wanted me to experience Rodizio since he loves and and wow, what an experience!! I could have been happy just eating all the great food at the salad bar, but then these guys come around with succulent cuts of meat perfectly cooked and I could feel my nose turning into a snout! I mean, you have to pig out! I don't know how to spell "picanya" so I am writing it phonetically, but that is the most amazing steak I've eaten. But then the lamb chop! The chicken! and then glazed charred pineapple and really, I was in heaven. We had a wonderful bottle of wine with the meal and I know it was expensive (though I didn't see the bill) but whatever it was, it was worth it. How you get the meat so perfectly cooked is beyond me, but they've got that down. And really you can eat as much as you like, so depending on your appetite it may be less expensive for some than others! It was, I should say, a beautiful restaurant and the outside, with the trees all covered with lights, and the outside bar, made me wish that our table wouldn't be ready soon; I would have been happy to sit outside as the evening was lovely. Highly recommended.
Written 26 January 2020
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Cinlenzi
Hi Lisa, that's great to hear! Thanks for the wonderful review. We really appreciate your feedback.
Written 13 February 2020
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edinburghlassietn
59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We made reservations There were 3 of us. My friends flew into Florida we all skipped breakfast so were hungry. First time for all of us. We all ate from the salad bar. The staff at first did not bring much hot food on the stick. The Restaurant got quite busy then more items were coming out. Sitting at the beginning there was not much offered to us. My two friends filled up on the Salad bar which was good I just feel the cost was not worth it especially when Management was holding out for a big crowd to show up. I do not think it was worth the money eating mostly from the Salad bar. That is my opinion. We tried to have a conversation in the bar that was hard to do the music was so loud. So overall I was not thrilled about the whole event. Our water glasses sat empty for a while.
Written 7 May 2021
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Chima S
Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!
Written 12 May 2021
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Amy
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
It's in a beautiful location... the courtyard that you walk through before the entrance amazing. Although it's a classy atmosphere I never got any smug vibes. The food was fast and was on par with what you'd expect at a Brazilian steakhouse. Salad bar was top notch as well, everything was fresh and very well tended. Price was slightly lower than what we are used to for a Brazilian steakhouse. Definitely would return.
Written 2 January 2020
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Cinlenzi
Hi Amy, thank you for the five-star rating. We really appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit.
Written 13 February 2020
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HuntingLife
Lincoln54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We popped into Chima on a recent trip to the area and Chima was clearly the place to see and be seen in the local area. The restaurant was filled with beautiful people with music playing in the courtyard, an amazing salad bar and some of the best steak around. My favorite was the flank steak and the lamb. Great night.
Written 5 March 2020
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Cinlenzi
Thank you for the five-star rating. We really appreciate your feedback.
Written 12 March 2020
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Armando A
Fort Lauderdale6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
By far, the best Rodizio we've experienced in south florida. The quality of meats and service are fantastic. Very pricey is the downfall. It was $56 per person, but it is worth it for folks like me.
Written 11 February 2020
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Cinlenzi
Hi Armando, thank you for the five-star rating. We really appreciate your feedback.
Written 13 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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