DETROIT -

There are plenty of restaurants that offer the best in Mediterranean cuisine, but perhaps you're looking to try something new.

Voters have chosen their favorite Middle Eastern restaurants across Metro Detroit in this year's Vote 4 The Best contest.

VOTE 4 THE BEST:2012 winners of best middle eastern cuisine

Olive's Mediterranean Restaurant

Topping the list of best middle eastern restaurants is Olive's Mediterranean Restaurant.

After renovating his Sajos location in Roseville, Owner Jim Sage says he expanded his existing Lebanese cuisine while offering specialty ribs, pecan chicken, and even American and Italian entree classics.

Olive's Mediterranean Restaurant Local 4 viewers like Elizabeth say Olive's restaurant offers one of the best mediterranean crossover restaurants in the area.

"I have been there for dinners and a baby shower," said Elizabeth. "The service is great, the food is great, the ambiance is great.  I will go there again."

For directions to Olive's Mediterranean Restaurant, click here.

Sahara Mediterranean Grill

Sahara Mediterranean Grill is up next on the list of best middle eastern restaurants around Metro Detroit.

Sahara Mediterranean Grill Located in Shelby Township, the Mediterranean restaurant says they pride themselves in using the highest quality ingredients on menu items like their chicken shawarma, beef shish kafta and fried house kibbee.

"Sahara grill serves the freshest food," said one voter. "Personally I like the chicken and lamb kabobs best."

"Love the potato chop," said Jennifer.

Click here to learn how to get to Sahara Mediterranean Grill.

Malek Al Kabob

Malek Al Kabob With its grand opening last December, Malek Al Kabob in Taylor also makes the list of best middle eastern food in the Metro Detroit area by voters.

Malek Al Kabob, which translates directly to "King of Kabob," says it offers a menu that is designed by one of the most respected Middle Eastern cuisine chefs and a management team that has a combined twenty years of experience.

"Love the food here," said Robin who voted in this year's contest. "It’s always good and the staff is always friendly and helpful."

To learn more and to find directions to Malek Al Kabob, click here.

Click to view other restaurant winners featuring middle eastern cuisine.