It is impossible not to love a restaurant whose motto is "dedicated to bringing peace by pleasing the palate." While the bringing peace part is an ongoing process, pleasing the palate happens every day. The sensory experience starts the minute you enter the compact space and are enveloped in the enticing aroma of warm spices and the jangly notes of Indian music. Complimentary pappadams arrive at your table with a trio of sauces from mild to fiery. Whet your appetite for the authentic northern Indian and Bangladeshi specialties featured on the menu, but know that the most unique thing about Gandhi Mahal is something you can't see: There's a closed-loop aquaponic system in the basement where they raise tilapia and many of the herbs used in the restaurant.