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Twain's Diner Will Be Retrofitted To Make Way for Yet Another Sharky's Mexican Grill

The healthy-ish woodfired concept is in full rehab mode.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Looks like the former Twain’s restaurant space in Studio City has found a new suitor: Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. Even though the city is absolutely littered with locations already (there are 21 outposts in Southern California, with four more on tap for 2015), it seems that Los Angeles just can’t get enough Sharky’s.

The concept is a fresh, healthy take on Mexican-American fare, and has proved to be quite popular over the years. There’s already one in nearby Burbank, Hollywood, Toluca Lake and Sherman Oaks, but Sharky’s is intent on flooding the San Fernando Valley, so another outlet in Studio City seems just fine.

It’s a sad end for Twain’s, which for years stood tall on the shoulders of local clientele and longtime regulars. After falling on hard times last year amid a death-knell "remodel," the cozy place has disappeared into the great beyond. Now it’s getting the bulldozer rebuild treatment, as Sharky’s plans to retrofit the existing space and keep some of the Googie feel a ground-up full service restaurant on site (it’s the first standalone full build out they’ve done). Expect it to hit the boulevard sometime in early 2016.

Twain's Restaurant

12905 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 760-9577 Visit Website